October 2017 release of Premiere Pro CC

The October 2017 Release of Premiere Pro comes with a host of exciting new features. 

With the Multiple Open Projects workflow, you can easily edit between multiple projects simultaneously. This release also introduces responsive design and improved end-to-end workflows for graphics, a complete end-to-end immersive editing experience for both video and audio when editing 360/VR content, and continues to expand on best-in-class support for industry standard formats and captioning requirements.

This release also includes a host of other exciting features including:

  • Motion Graphics templates available in Adobe Stock.
  • Immersive VR editing using head-mount display. 
  • Support for various new formats.
  • Support for certain regional Closed Caption standards.
  • Support for Team Projects 1.0 including auto-save history and experience improvements. 
  • Ability to use After Effects-created Motion Graphics templates without installing After Effects.

For a summary of features introduced in the previous release of Premiere Pro CC, see Feature summary | Premiere Pro CC | 2017 Release.

Multiple Open Projects

New in the October 2017 release 

Premiere Pro allows you to open, access, and work in multiple projects simultaneously. It also allows editors working on series or episodic content to jump between and across episodes without repeatedly opening and closing individual projects. When you are working on feature films, multiple open projects helps in the management of large productions - users can break-up a large production into individual projects per scene, instead of opening and closing multiple timelines by accessing individual scene timelines via a tab-based structure. You can also freely edit and copy portions of one project into another with ease.


What's New in Adobe Media Encoder

Shared projects

New in the October 2017 release 

This feature helps an editing team in the same facility to work collaboratively on a single project simultaneously. Managed access throughout the project allows users to lock projects when they actively edit and provides read-only access to those who want to see their work but not allow them to make changes. Using shared projects, co-editors or editors and their assistants can access a single project simultaneously, thus enabling the ability to get more work done faster without concern for overwriting work.

To learn more, see Working with shared projects.

Responsive Design - Time

New in the October 2017 release 

The Essential Graphics panel includes controls for Responsive Design for motion graphics creation. Responsive Design for Motion Graphics include time and position-based controls to make Motion Graphics respond intelligently to changes in duration, aspect ratio, and frame size.

With responsive design time-based controls, Motion Graphics users can define segments of their graphics that preserve intro and outro animations, even when the overall duration of the graphic changes. Your graphics can adapt as your creative vision develops. You can also preserve intro and outro animations for motion graphics even when changing the overall duration of the graphic.  

Responsive design with motion graphics
Responsive design with motion graphics

To learn more, see Responsive Design - Time.

Responsive Design - Position

New in the October 2017 release

Position-based controls for Responsive Design allow users to define relationships between layers in a graphic with each other along with the video frame itself so that alterations to one automatically alters properties in the pinned layers/video frame.

Responsive Design position-based controls in Premiere Pro enable pinned graphic layers to automatically adapt to changes made to other layers or to the video frame itself – like changes to positioning or frame size. By applying specific Responsive Design designations for Position, your graphics automatically adapt when changing the length of your title or lower third, so nothing goes out of frame. 

To learn more, see Responsive Design -  Position.

Motion Graphics templates available in Adobe Stock

New in the October 2017 release

Premiere Pro users can access professionally created Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock. Editors wanting to work with dynamic, professional graphics, or graphics packages such as titles, lower 3rds, bumpers and closing credits, can access Motion Graphics templates created by talented professionals right in Adobe Stock through the Libraries panel in Premiere Pro. 

Immersive VR editing using head-mount display

New in the October 2017 release

Create smooth transitions, titles, graphics, and effects and navigate your VR timeline in a headmount display while still incorporating keyboard driven editing like trimming or adding markers. This helps you edit in an immersive, head-mount display environment such as an HTC Vive, Google Daydream VR, or Oculus Rift. In addition, you can shuttle playback, change orientation, and add markers all while in a head-mount display environment. The viewing of Virtual Reality content is an immersive experience – and with immersive VR editing capabilities in Premiere Pro, now editing VR can be too. This set of features enables editors to experience the immersive qualities of the content they are editing, review, and mark places that need finessing, all while wearing the same VR head-mounts as their audiences. 


Immersive video editing
Immersive video editing

Immersive audio editing for VR

New in the October 2017 release

Edit VR content using audio based on orientation, which increases the immersive quality of VR content exponentially. The new functionality that is added enables audio by your orientation / position to not only be edited but also exported as ambisonic audio for VR enabled platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. Much like VR video in Premiere Pro, the audio is an explorable 360 representation. Expanding on the foundational VR workflow components Premiere Pro now offers immersive ambisonic audio to take the VR experience to the next level with positionally aware audio represented within the spherical video. 

Improvements to the Essential Graphics workflows

New in the October 2017 release

Enhancements to the existing essential graphics panel include:

  • Ability to directly manipulate multiple graphic layers simultaneously in the program monitor.
  • Support for title rolls.
  • A new font menu that gives font previews in the menu, allows users to select favorites, with filtering and improved search options. This gives users more intuitive functionality when working with the Essential Graphics panel.

To learn more, see Essential Graphics Panel.

360/VR transitions, titles, and effects

New in the October 2017 release

Premiere Pro offers a deeply integrated set of Mettle Skybox Suite of plug-ins for 360/VR including dynamic transitions, effects, and titling. Users working in 360/VR no longer have to go through installing third-party plug-ins to accomplish dynamic transitions, effects, and titling for immersive experiences.

Support for more formats

New in the October 2017 release

Premiere Pro supports the latest formats including Sony X-OCN (RAW for Sony F55), and .WAV files more than 4 GB.

To learn more, see Supported File Formats.

Support for certain regional Closed Caption standards

New in the October 2017 release

You can set metadata to sidecar .stl files so that the created sidecar file contains the wanted information. 

To learn more, see Using EBU N19 Subtitles.

Support for Team Projects 1.0

New in the October 2017 release

Support for Team Projects 1.0 includes auto-save history and experience improvements.             
Auto-save history:
  • Visibility into your auto-save history provides assurance that all changes were saved.
  • Allows you to revert to an older team project, even when you haven’t already shared with collaborators.
  • Access to prior auto-saves provides security if you run into issues with your current state.
Experience improvements:
  • Better notification helps to minimize conflicts before they occur.
  • Avoid inadvertently closing your Team Project without sharing your changes with collaborators.
  • Easier access to version history.

To learn more, see New Feataures Summary.

Optimized Lumetri support for ARRI

New in the October 2017 release

Optimized Lumetri support for ARRI Amira in-camera look decisions Amira LUTs are now loaded automatically and wired into the Lumetri panel for convenient control over its impact to the look of each shot. Performance is optimized to allow for using this feature on long form work such as documentaries or feature films. Performance is optimized to allow for users to access and implement in-camera look decisions directly from within the Lumetri Color panel. 

To learn more, see Supported File Formats.

Using After Effects-created Motion Graphics templates without installing After Effects

New in the October 2017 release

When editing the properties of the Motion Graphics templates created in After Effects, you can use it now without having After Effects installed on your machine. 

New Getting started experience for beginners

New in the October 2017 release

Enhanced getting started experience helps users be successful in a short time. Thus, Premiere Pro enables users to get comfortable with the software, feel confident and successful quickly. This includes
  • Coach marks that walk users through a seven-step walk through of the product on startup.

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